Benefits are not simply just one aspect of project and programme management (PPM) – rather, they are the rationale for the investment of taxpayers’ and shareholders’ funds in change initiatives. Managing Benefits is designed to complement existing best practices in portfolio, programme and project management (such as PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O® & MoP®), and consolidates existing guidance while expanding on the specific practices and techniques aimed at optimizing benefits realization.
The purpose of the Managing Benefits guidance and certification scheme is to provide you with generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices, and techniques, and to prepare you to take and pass the Foundation exam on the third day.
Managing Benefits provides:
An overview of benefits management – what it is, the case for doing it, and some common misconceptions that can limit its effectiveness in practice
Descriptions of the seven principles upon which successful approaches to benefits management are built, and examples of how they have been applied in practice
Guidance on how to apply benefits management at a portfolio level, as well as at an individual project or programme level
Details of the five practices in the Benefits Management Cycle and examples of how they have been applied in practice
Advice on how to get started in implementing effective benefits management practices and sustain progress
2-3 hours of pre-course study
Approximately 2 hours of study per evening during the course will be required by those who wish to pass the exam